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Forum: Sold Items 05-09-2016, 04:34 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Carl Zeiss Distagon 2/35 ZK
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Forum: Sold Items 02-16-2012, 06:36 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8
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Forum: Sold Items 02-07-2012, 04:46 PM  
Wanted - Acquired: Pentax K-5
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Looking for a good user Pentax K-5.
It doesn't have to be near mint or anything, although a low shutter count (<10,000) and scratch free LCD would be greatly appreciated.
PM if anything.

Thanks!
Forum: Sold Items 02-06-2012, 10:47 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5 body (low shutter count) and 8Gb SD card
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Replies: 4
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Forum: Sold Items 02-01-2012, 07:47 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax-M 50mm f1.4 EXC. also Genuine Pentax m42-K Adapter
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Replies: 9
Views: 2,526
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Forum: Sold Items 10-12-2011, 03:52 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-7 and 21mm ltd.(Price Drop)
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Replies: 7
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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-01-2011, 04:39 AM  
MX winder problems
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 11
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The tab does trigger the shutter. Maybe a problem with the pin in the winder then?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-31-2011, 07:48 PM  
MX winder problems
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 11
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It seems to me like the winder isn't driving the shutter action. Again, the winder sounds like it's doing its job, but the shutter isn't firing. Maybe a problem with the electrical contacts that the winder has with the camera?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-31-2011, 07:09 PM  
MX winder problems
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 11
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When it's off the camera and in single shot, the drive head spins continously. Even when I try to stop with the finger, it just keeps on spinning. When set to continous, it doesn't spin. When the winder is mated to the camera, it sounds like as if its winding, but the shutter doesn't fire.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-31-2011, 05:28 PM  
MX winder problems
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 11
Views: 2,814
Well, I reattached it to the camera. Both single shot and continous seem to work, at least it sounds like it's trying to advance the frame. I opened the back while holding down the shutter button in continous and I saw that the take-up spool doesn't move, but the winder sounds like it's shooting at a 2 frame per second pace. So, it seems like the winder isn't properly mating to the camera somehow. In single shot, it does trip the shutter, but only after holding down the button for like 2 seconds. After tripping the shutter, every press of the shutter button also makes the main shutter button on the camera go down, but neither the mirror nor the shutter move.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-30-2011, 06:17 PM  
MX winder problems
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 11
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Well it wasn't spinning earlier, but after slapping the part that holds the battery, it started spinning and whirring again. But the spinning is nonstop, even when it's in single shot mode. I'm using fresh alkalines.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-30-2011, 01:50 PM  
MX winder problems
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 11
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I recently acquired a winder for my MX, seems to be in good shape and everything, but when I hook up to the MX it doesn't wind. The red light in the back lights up, It makes noise every time I press the shutter release on the winder, but it doesn't snap a picture or wind. Any help? I've hooked it up to the two MX I have, no change. Also, it's gotten really hot, even if it's off the camera set to single shot.
Forum: Sold Items 08-23-2011, 01:52 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 8-16mm, Pentax-M 50/1.7, Cosina 2x teleconverter, Winder MX
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Payment sent for the MX winder.
Forum: Sold Items 08-22-2011, 06:12 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 8-16mm, Pentax-M 50/1.7, Cosina 2x teleconverter, Winder MX
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 7
Views: 2,519
Interested in the winder.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-09-2011, 01:44 PM  
MX shutter lock tab missing.
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 3
Views: 2,257
I was playing around with my MX earlier today, trying to figure out how to do the MLU trick. While flicking the shutter release, apparently the little black tab on the shutter lock went flying and got lost. Do you how can I find a replacement part for it? It's a really cosmetic part, but the shutter lock turns from a switch to a little fork with it, makes unlocking the shutter a bit painful. Thanks!

^ that's the black tab I'm talking about
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-15-2011, 03:04 PM  
MX meter is dead
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 5
Views: 2,015
By on-off switch I meant the ring surrounding the shutter release, shutter lock I think is a more accurate term for it.
Oddly, after slapping the camera softly, the meter started working again.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-15-2011, 02:05 PM  
MX meter is dead
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 5
Views: 2,015
After several weeks with a meter that would work intermittently, the MX's meter finally died today. I checked the batteries, the on/off switch, the film advance stand off, basically everything, and yet the meter doesn't work when the shutter is half-pressed. The camera had a CLA to fix a broken part almost 6 months ago by Eric, so I doubt that it's the replacement part. Maybe the loose baseplate?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-01-2010, 08:39 PM  
Pentax MX shutter jammed
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 4
Views: 5,311
I would like to see if there's a different choice, specially since its a bit of a prized camera.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-01-2010, 08:38 PM  
Pentax MX shutter jammed
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 4
Views: 5,311
Bump?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-31-2010, 09:37 PM  
Pentax MX shutter jammed
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 4
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Lately, my MX has been acting rather odd, with a stiff or mushy shutter release. Well finally today, after taking a picture with it, the shutter button remained down and the wind lever doesn't move. The mirror is also in the viewing position. Any help?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-23-2010, 10:42 PM  
Last roll of Kodachrome (shot by Steve McCurry) processed :'(
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 19
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I just shot my penultimate roll of Kodachrome today in Muir Woods, still undecided how to shoot the last one.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-23-2010, 06:00 PM  
Starting B&W film developing.
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 14
Views: 4,762
I'm planning to do all the stuff that needs complete darkness in a dark room at night, I have windows with metal shutters, so I'm pretty sure its mostly lightproof. I'm planning to do a small batch (the amount that the development tank says for one roll of film) to test it all out. Would it be better if I cut the film leader while it hangs out of the cartridge or leave it there? Also, how do I check the time needed for fixing? I've heard about using the film leader. Thanks.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-20-2010, 07:02 PM  
Starting B&W film developing.
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 14
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So since one bottle of fixer is good for about one gallon of working solution, maybe divide make one liter of working solution, and when thats spent make another. Should I keep a separate bottle of used, or just dump it back to the bottle of the working solution? Also, easiest way to get the roll of film into the reel? I'm having a terrible time getting a practice roll of developed film.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-17-2010, 04:39 PM  
Starting B&W film developing.
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 14
Views: 4,762
So, let me get this straight. For Kodafix Solution, I don't mix the entire bottle straight away, but rather mix it fresh each time? For example, bottle calls for 1:3 dilution for film, so I mix 3oz of the stuff with 7oz of water, which is what the the bottom of the tank calls for a single roll of film. After I use it, I put the used fixer in another bottle and then use a bit of the used fixer with new fixer to conserve it? Also, Dilution F seems to be the best place to start with HC-110, any experience with it?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-16-2010, 05:37 PM  
Starting B&W film developing.
Posted By PollitowuzHere
Replies: 14
Views: 4,762
Okay, I've decided to take the next step in my decidedly bad addiction to film and start developing film at home. I've got the developing tank, the measuring cups, the light tight bag, basically everything I need to start. I'm going to be using HC-110, straight from the bottle and mixing small amounts of the stuff, and I'm going to be developing Tri-X. Going to use tap water for the stop bath and for the final cleanup after using the fixer. The only questions are regarding fixer and dilutions and time for each step. I believe with the fixer, I mix the 1 gallon formula that the bottle of Kodafix says for film, and after passing the fixer stage, do you put the used fixer back with the fresh one? Also, since I live in Puerto Rico, right now its over 90 degrees, so the tap water comes out at around 80 degrees. Going to be using a tub of water and ice to cool all the chemicals down, but if I can get it around 70 degrees, how long and what dilution should I use? Thanks for the all help, film is a lot more work than digital, thats for sure :)
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